If successful go through to

Production Trainee Scheme 2015
Get In!
Applications open 8 Dec 2014 – 5 Jan 2015
• What’s the scheme all about?
• What are we looking for?
• How to apply
• Other opportunities
• Q&A
Production Trainee Scheme
• 1 year from Autumn 2015
• 3 work placements - Radio, TV and Digital
• Training programme – 6 weeks across the year
• London–based - but at least one placement outside London
• Senior BBC manager as a mentor
What are we looking for?
Creativity - lots of fresh programme ideas
Passion - a desire to make great TV, Radio and Online content
Desire to make a difference - what have you got to say?
A great team player - be happy to muck in and work in a team
Audience awareness - who is watching and why?
Opinions about the BBC's and other media output - what are you
• Great organisational skills
• Flexibility - ability to work in different BBC bases
• Some experience - ideally outside of college/school/uni
• One place reserved for someone with a disability
This is an entry level scheme: not for people with more
than 12 months continuous production experience!
How the Selection Process works
1. Complete Online: Application form & Situational Judgement Test
2. If successful you go through to…Online Verbal Reasoning Test
3. If successful go through to ….Shortlisting
4. If successful go through to ….Assessment Centre Day
5. If successful go through to…Final Interview
Before you apply…
 Create a profile on www.careershub.bbc.co.uk
 Click on the right scheme on
 Click on the application form link
Tips for Completing your Application Form
• Examples. Give the best example to answer the
question and show your ability. Do repeat info from
your Careers Hub profile as necessary.
Shortlisters will only look at the application form.
• Attention to detail. Read each question carefully
and make sure you understand it before you write.
• You. We are interested in YOU. Tell us your story.
Make your role/contribution clear in any example.
The Application Form
• Word limit. Each question has a 300 word limit –
use it! Be careful to track spelling and word count.
• Save as you go. Internet connections can be
unpredictable, so we’d recommend using
Word/Pages etc to draft your answers.
• Submit. Once you press submit, you will not be
able to make any changes.
• Contact [email protected] if you have
any [email protected] if you have @BBCTrainees
Verbal Reasoning Test
• We use a verbal reasoning test because it assesses your ability
to understand written passages and to evaluate the logic of
different types of question.
• You’ll be asked to register and will be emailed a username and
password. Make a note of them.
• It’s a timed test - you can take it once only so make sure you
practice beforehand on practice tests found online (NB let us
know if you normally get extra time for such activities).
• The questions have right or wrong answers - work quickly and
accurately. You cannot go back once you have started.
Key Dates
Applications open: 8 Dec - 5 Jan
Assessment Days from March onwards
Welcome Day: late July
Start Date: autumn 2015
What Else?
If the PTS is not for you, take a look at the following:
• Production Apprenticeship bbc.in/prod-apprentice
• Apprenticeships in Salford, Scotland, Cardiff and Bristol
• Schemes with partners e.g. Mama Youth, Stephen Lawrence,
Creative Access
• Journalism Apprenticeship and Trainee Scheme
• Technology Apprenticeship and Trainee Scheme
• Extend bbc.in/extend-scheme
• Work Experience bbc.co.uk/careers/work-experience

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